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Today's Diamond League Schedule - Five Jamaicans hunting mega $millions

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Asafa Powell taking part in a children's athletics promotional event in Zurich ahead of his competition at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League.

The first of two Diamond League finals will take place in Zurich on Thursday with five Jamaicans in the hunt for a mega US$50,000 ($6.4 million) pay day. 

Speedster Elaine Thompson in the 200m, triple jumper Kimberly Williams and sprint hurdler Danielle Williams along with Asafa Powell, who is set for a competitive 100m, will headline Jamaica's interest as they all look to put disappointment behind them in the Swiss city. 

Simone Facey will also feature in the diamond showdown in the 200m, while the improving Jura Levy, youngster Christania Williams and the experienced Schillonie Calvert will stretch their legs in a non-Diamond League 100m test. 

The Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League promises a ton of excitement and drama and there a few Jamaicans who are sure to play leading roles. 

Schedule for Jamaican athletes:

Women’s Triple Jump – 11:25 a.m.
Kimberly Williams

Women’s 100m (Race 2) – 12:03 p.m.
Jura Levy
Schillonie Calvert-Powell
Christania Williams

Women’s 200m – 1:24 p.m.
Elaine Thompson
Simone Facey

Men’s 100m – 2:08 p.m.
Asafa Powell

Women’s 100m Hurdles – 2:35 p.m.
Danielle Williams

Women’s 4x100m Relay – 2:54 p.m.